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Does it seem like you never win against the house at any Las Vegas casino? Well, maybe you’re just not picking the right ones to gamble at.

Many casinos try to get gamblers in their doors with big promises of winning. Phrases like big jackpot and loose slots have become common place on those billboards you see on the Nevada freeways. And not much time goes by before there’s another headline about a tourist landing a jackpot in Las Vegas.

Usually it’s just dumb luck when someone wins at a Vegas casino, but there’s a new study out that suggests there might be a little more skill than we previously thought.

And that skill might come even before a player sits down at their first table. The casino they choose to play at in Vegas matters too. At least according to this study posted on casino.org. Which involved gathering information from TripAdvisor to compile a list of casinos people seem to win at the most. The study collected 2,867 reviews in November 2023 that included words like won, lucky and jackpot. They then researched where the reviewers won and compiled a list of casinos in Vegas that produced the most winners.

Now, while this is not a complete list of everyone who has won or lost in a Vegas casino, it gives interesting insight. Specifically when it comes to which Vegas casinos have been the luckiest for TripAdvisor users. And which have been downright busts. According to the study, the most unlucky Vegas casino is Resorts World. With only 0.78% of reviewers saying they had any luck playing there.

Next unluckiest was Wynn Las Vegas, with only 1.72% of reviewers having success. STRAT, Planet Hollywood, and Luxor also fell into the bottom five. All with less than 3.52% of reviewers saying they got lucky. Falling in the middle at neither luckiest nor unluckiest were the casinos at Mandalay Bay, New York New York, and Bellagio. They all had less than 4% of reviewers getting lucky at their tables.

Those are some big names on the Las Vegas Strip. And it may just be that more players means a lower average of winners. But, according to these reviews, these casinos are the ones you want to play at if you want to get lucky in Vegas. -Wendy Rush

  • 7. Caesars Palace

    Caesars Palace Exterior

    Caesars Palace Exterior

    According to the study, 4.13% of TripAdvisor reviewers had luck at Caesars Palace. And they weren’t just talking about finding great food in the Forum Shops.

  • 6. MGM Grand

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 14:  An exterior view shows MGM Grand & Hotel & Casino as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several employees at MGM Resorts International hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. MGM Resorts International employees who can will start working from home next week. MGM has closed all nightclubs, dayclubs, buffets, spas, gyms and salons at its properties in Las Vegas and on Monday, it will close 150 food and beverage outlets and furloughs and layoffs will begin. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

    Coming in second in the list of luckiest casinos in Vegas is the MGM Grand. 4.24% reviewers from TripAdvisor said they got lucky in this casino.

  • 5. Treasure Island

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 14:  The marquee at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino shows advertisements for the “Mystere by Cirque du Soleil” show as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cirque du Soleil announced that it is temporarily suspending all six of it's Las Vegas shows beginning tomorrow as well as around the world to help stop the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Treasure Island Resort

    Treasure Island…T.I….whatever we’re calling it these days, feel free to call it lucky. 4.34% of TripAdvisor reviewers did.

  • 4. Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas

    Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Strip

    Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Strip

    It’s not just beautiful views you’ll get inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. According to 4.36% of reviewers, you’ll also get lucky in the casino.

  • 3. ARIA

    LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 17:  A general view of the Lumia fountain in front of the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter during the property's grand opening early December 17, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 67-acre, USD 8.5 billion mixed-use urban development center, a joint project between MGM Mirage and Dubai World, is said to be the biggest privately financed construction project in United States history and one of the world's largest green projects being built with the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified Green Building Rating System. Aria is CityCenter's centerpiece and includes a 150,000-square-foot casino and 4,004 hotel rooms and suites.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CityCenter)

    Aria Resort & Casino

    If you’re feeling a little on the fancy side, try your hand at the Aria. It might land you some winnings, according to 5.55% of reviews.

  • 2. Venetian

    LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21:  An exterior sign on top of The Venetian Las Vegas is illuminated in purple light in memory of recording artist Prince on April 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prince died on Thursday at his Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota at the age of 57.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Venetian Las Vegas

    You don’t have to go to Madame Tussauds to see a celebrity. 5.92% of reviewers say you have a chance to feel like one when you play at Venetian.

  • 1. Mirage

    The Mirage

    And the luckiest casino in Las Vegas, according to experiences of TripAdvisor reviewers, is the Mirage. 6.03% of the 2,867 reviews indicated having luck there. Might be worth a visit on your next gambling trip!

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